Festivals and events play a major role in our society by uniting people and stimulating visitation to tourism destinations. The skills needed to manage successful events are wide reaching, as they involve: consideration of the broader environment within which special events and festivals are located; marketing and coordination skills; and understanding of the events’ relationships with the destination and the broader tourism industry; and consideration of the events’ direct and indirect economic, social and cultural impacts. This unit aims to equip students with both knowledge about events management and how events relate to industries including, but not limited to, tourism and leisure. The unit will include local, national and global dimensions of the events sector, and help students comprehend the scale and impact of events and the organisations that manage them.
|Unit name||Festivals and Events Management|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- LO1: Understand the range, nature and process for hosting festivals, events, meetings and conventions.
- LO2: Be able to evaluate how events relate to tourism and leisure industries.
- LO3: Evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of events, both beneficial and detrimental.
- LO4: Compile a bid for hosting an event.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,702.00||080700|
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50 credit points in Introductory level units.
Please check the unit outline for details.
Report (20%), Group Presentation (20%), Workshop (15%), Group Report (30%), Reflection (15%).
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Flexible Study Options
Wrathall, J. & Gee, A. (2011) Event Management: Theory and Practice, McGraw Hill, Sydney.
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